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    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    An eye for an eye. Is it time to break up the nuclear family to balance the scales of justice? Jack Toye reviews the latest feature film from Greek auteur director Yorgos Lanthimos at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

    The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

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    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    It’s John Cheshire’s first foray down to the South of France and the 70th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. What will he find, and which films will he see? Read his diary entry here!

    Cannes 2017 Diary #1

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival has sparked a certain degree of controversy around its inclusion of films produced by Netflix, one of which is acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s sixth directorial project, OKJA. Concerning itself with the peaceful life of farm girl Mija (Ahn Seo-Hyun) and her giant pet pig Okja, the film follows [...]

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    Appropriately for a sombre story set after the First World War and adapted from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 melodrama BROKEN LULLABY, Francois Ozon shoots most of FRANTZ in a glowing monochrome, except for the plentiful moments of high emotion, when the film blossoms into colour (rather like Gary Ross’s 1998 film PLEASANTVILLE, where colour represents sexual [...]

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    Monday, May 15, 2017 ·

    The waterlogged fields and blighted farmland of Somerset provide The Levelling’s director, Hope Dickson Leach with the perfect setting for her debut feature. An unsettling, realist drama with the Somerset levels as its backdrop. The story follows Clover (Ellie Kendrick) who returns to the family dairy farm following the sudden suicide of her brother Harry [...]

    The Levelling

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    Thursday, May 11, 2017 ·

    As Dario Argento’s cult classic Suspiria (1977) is on its way to re-boot central this year, let’s take a look back at the giallo and horror filmmaker as we come full circle with the impending re-make of one of his most iconic films. Suspiria, a film, before watching it, audiences had likely caught glimpses of [...]

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  • Raw (2017) | TAKE ONE

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ·

    RAW is an intense and undefinable blend of skilled shotmaking, ramping discomfort and disturbing juxtapositions that mixes carnivores with the carnal to enormous effect. Jim Ross reviews.

    Raw

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    Saturday, April 1, 2017 ·

    Continuing his recent string of genre defying hits, director Ben Wheatley takes a scenario usually reserved for the finale – the tense firefight – and stretches it out into ninety minutes of famous actors crawling around on a dusty warehouse floor, yelling insults and firing off potshots at each other. The biggest surprise that emerges [...]

    Free Fire

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

My pitch to James and Bob

Rosy Hunt spoke to the producer of the upcoming film A STREETCAT NAMED BOB: he’s feline great about this unique biopic.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Nakom

NAKOM follows a Ghanaian medical student who is forced from his studies when he hears that his father has died.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Other People

Chris Kelly’s OTHER PEOPLE hurts, like it happened to you or someone you know, writes Ann Linden.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Art for a New World

REVOLUTIONS takes as its starting point the explosion in creativity in the arts at the outset of the Russian Revolution.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Eimi Imanishi Interview

Day Moibi talks with filmmaker Eimi Imanishi about her directorial debut, BATTALION TO MY BEAT, which won the award for Best Short Film at the Cambridge African Film Festival 2016.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

A word from our sponsors

Find out more about film and media training opportunities at the next ARU Open Day on 3 December

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Friday, October 28, 2016

In The Last Days Of The City

Tamer El Said’s IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY is a despairing love letter to Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and all the great cities of the Arab world.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Zona Norte

Fifteen years after her documentary WARRIOR OF LIGHT, Monika Treut revisits the subject in this thought-provoking documentary ZONA NORTE.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

A Quiet Passion

A biographical film which, like its subject, is conventional on the surface but fiercely individual underneath.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

ShortFusion: Out of Date

We spoke to Erica Vader and Borja Torres of Cryogenic Films about their short meatmare OUT OF DATE.